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Books on VBscripts

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by michael78, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. michael78

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    Hi all, does anyone know if there are any books on vb scripts? Also is VB the same as Visual Basic coding? and what is the difference between Visual Basic and Visual Basic.NET is .NET just an updated version of Visual Basic or are they completly different things? Sorry for all the questions but I'm really struggling to find out whats what and really want to start learning to script with VB but don't know where to start or look and I really learn from books the best so really would like so ideas on what to buy.


    Cheers in Advance

    Michael
     
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    ok lets try and clear up a common confusion first

    VBScrip (VBS) is NOT the same as Visual Basic programming (or latter, VB.Net programming)

    VBScript is a scripting language, its non compiled, and runs on execution

    Visual Basic is a programming language that requires the compilation of code into executable binaries

    with that cleared up

    Sams do some good teach yourself books, that are pretty self explanitory, as do the 'for dummies' range

    as a reference the Wrox VBScript reference guide is a godsend if your going to be using it alot :)

    Edit: never mind, after a quick look it seems the 'for dummies' range have stopped thier vbs book, shame as it was pretty good, i can only recommend the Sams book and the Wrox books as they are all i have used apart from the for dummies one :)
     
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    Phoenix I've taken your advice and bought the Wrox Vbscript Programmer's Reference book. It got a good write up at Amazon and only cost me £12 from Amazon Marketplace bargain me thinks...:D Cheers for the help much appreciated I've gotten my head around the difference between VBScript and Visual Basic thanks for pointing me in the right direction...:D

     
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    bear in mind the reference guide isnt always useful as a 'training' guide, but more of a reference of all the different arguments you can use in a vbscript, as well as all the hooks and calls you can make to the respective APIs, you might want to supliment the book with something a little more trianing orientated
     
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    Cheers Mitzs I appreciate it. Need all the help I can get when it comes to programming of any sorts. Not really my thing but think if I want to progress I think I'll need to know the basics for VBScript for Active Directory...:D
     
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